UH Connor Integrative Medicine Network

Integrative Medicine Offers a Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

Health Benefits of Meditation

Play this video to hear Dr. Francoise Adan, UH Connor Integrative Medicine Network, discuss the health benefits of meditation and other forms of integrative medicine.

Integrative medicine is founded on the critical and increasingly recognized principle that pursuit of well-being, regardless of the presence of absence of disease, must focus on the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Combining innovative and holistic services and therapies with other medical treatments such as surgery and pharmacology, integrative medicine blends the best of conventional medicine with evidence-based modalities to expand treatment options and optimize patient care.

The integrative medicine approach centers on both the prevention and minimization of disease and the promotion and optimization of well-being. It also seeks to support and enhance the patient’s own innate healing abilities and affirms the vital importance of the provider/patient/client relationship.

Proven benefits include:

  • Reduction of symptoms and pain
  • Enhancement of immune function
  • Decrease in the negative impacts of stress
  • Reversal of the consequences of disease

Connor Integrative Medicine Network Established to Deliver Holistic Care

Ayurveda with Ayurvedic Practitioner Anisha Durve

Watch a video testimonial with Ayurvedic Practitioner Anisha Durve and one of her clients who experienced significant health improvements using Ayurveda.

Joining over 70 medical institutions throughout the country with integrative medicine departments, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is the headquarters of the Connor Integrative Medicine Network. The department was funded through a generous donation from Sara and Chris Connor. Chris Connor is a longtime University Hospitals board member and the CEO of Sherwin Williams. Though based at UH Ahuja Medical Center, the Connor Integrative Medicine Network is a system-wide initiative that serves both UH employees and the community and works hand-in-hand with all health care professionals throughout UH. The result is the integration, rather than separation, of health care for our employees, patients and clients.

The network consists of a coalition of experienced and dedicated health care professionals including physicians, acupuncturists, hypnotherapists, massage therapists, Reiki masters, meditation guides, yoga instructors, reflexologists and life coaches. Distinctive to UH, Connor Integrative Medicine Network aims to promote health and well-being for the providers as well as patients, and offers continuing education opportunities through professional symposiums and workshops.

Principles of Integrative Medicine

Connor Integrative Medicine Network is guided by these principles:

  • Partnership between all health care professionals in order to use all appropriate treatments and services
  • Personalized well-being facilitated through the vital relationship of healer and patient
  • Promotion of patients’ innate ability to achieve optimal health of body, mind and spirit
  • Service through education and individualized care to help patients transcend and transform into their own definition of well-being
  • Integration and coordination of services – all proven, evidence-based and whole-person focused – and those who deliver those services
  • Discovery of exemplary models of care employing new research, strategies and integration in the implementation of patient focus.

Connor Integrative Medicine Network providers deliver a broad spectrum of therapies, treatments and services, in both individual and group settings. Individual sessions emphasize validation, treatment and healing, while group sessions emphasize education, training, growth and development.

Integrative Medicine Opportunities at UH

The Connor Integrative Medicine Network offers the following holistic, healing therapies:

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